Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired the North American rights to “We Are Boats,” a drama starring Luke Hemsworth that premiered at AFI Cannes in May 2018 and won Best Feature, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
The film was acquired during the Sundance Film Festival and will receive a limited theatrical release from Breaking Glass on March 8, followed by a VOD and DVD rollout in April.
Breaking Glass CEO Rich Wolff and “We Are Boats” writer/director James Bird negotiated the deal.
“We Are Boats” stars Hemsworth along with his “Westworld” co-star Angela Sarafyan, as well as Gaia Weiss, Uzo Aduba (“Orange Is the New Black”), Adriana Mather, Justin Cornwell, Jack Falahee, Booboo Stewart and Graham Greene. Anya Remizova and Adriana Mather serve as producers.
The film tells of how lives intertwine and connect when Francesca (Sarafyan) navigates through the living world by encountering strangers at the exact moment she needs to, sending their lives on either a better course towards happiness or setting the wheels in motion towards a tragic end, all while she secretly searches for a loved one that she never had the chance to say goodbye to.
“We Are Boats” also played at the Orlando International Film Festival, the Santa Fe Film Festival and the Napa Valley Film Festival in 2018.